Philosophy & Religious Studies

Student Learning Outcomes for Philosophy

Philosophy students at Washburn University, upon completion of the program, will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to think critically, using both natural and artificial languages;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the major figures and movements in ancient, modern and contemporary philosophy;
  • Explain important theories and the views of major figures in Metaphysics and Epistemology;
  • Explain important theories and the views of major figures in Value Theory;
  • Formulate and evaluate philosophical positions critically and systematically;
  • Construct well-reasoned, well-integrated essays based on philosophical research; 
  • Defend philosophical positions in an oral format.